Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen Exhibition
A dedicated exhibition showing the extensive but little-known production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, with themed family activities to accompany the exhibition.
A rare opportunity to explore the extensive but little-known production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Storyboards, costumes and props are on display from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Disney’s Hercules and English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
Gerald Scarfe is the UK’s most celebrated political cartoonist; his 50-year-long career at The Sunday Times revealed an imagination that is acerbic, explosive and unmistakable. But less well known is Scarfe’s lifelong contribution to the performing arts and his hugely significant work beyond the page, designing some of the most high-profile productions of the last 30 years.
This exhibition explores Scarfe’s extraordinary work for stage and screen. It features over 100 works including preliminary sketches, storyboards, set designs, photographs, ephemera and costumes from productions including Orpheus in the Underworld at English National Opera, The Nutcracker by English National Ballet and Los Angeles Opera’s The Magic Flute.
The exhibition will run from Saturday 16 March - Sunday 16 June 2019 (Closed Mondays). Location: Special Exhibition Gallery, 1st Floor, The Beaney Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen is an exhibition from House of Illustration.
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